Background, studio, instruments, session overview, vocal tracking, drum programming
Creating pad textures on guitar, recording and processing live strings, composition workflow
Sound design, snare treatment, vocal effects, level automation, artist relations.
Join producer Malay at Larrabee Studios to explore the production of ‘It’s You’ by Zayn! In this three-part series, the renowned musician and producer introduces himself with an overview of his professional background and a walkthrough of his current studio setup. He recounts the unusual journey of recording the song’s vocals and his collaboration with the artist, songwriter, and mixer. He then dives into the multi-track session to reveal some of his favorite production tips, recording strategies, drum programming techniques, signal chains, automation workflow, and more. He also discusses his methods of maintaining the excitement of a recording project and getting desired results from the artist.
James Ryan Ho, better known as Malay, is an American record producer, songwriter and engineer and a Grammy Award winner. Malay has produced for a number of artists. He was producer for John Legend in the album Evolver (2008) and Frank Ocean in channel ORANGE (2012); the latter won a number of accolades, including the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album, as well as 2013 Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and Record of the Year for "Thinkin Bout You". He has also...